EXCELLENCE

We work purposefully, strategically, and efficiently in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students. We hold ourselves to high expectations and strive to provide high quality services for all our stakeholders. We constantly learn and improve, and we utilize a variety of tools for reflection and evaluation.

TEAM

We care deeply about each other. We recognize that successes and failures impact the entire team, not just the individual, so we build off each other’s strengths and learn from each other’s shortcomings. To maximize our collective impact, we keep each other accountable and challenge each other to be our best selves.

LEADERSHIP

We aim to become, and empower others to become, bold and skillful educational leaders. We seek to inspire belief in our students’ potential among all stakeholders, especially our students themselves. We persevere in the face of challenges, assume personal responsibility for results, and maintain a long-term view.

RESPECT & HUMILITY

We value the strengths and perspectives of others, especially those with life experiences significantly different from ours. We acknowledge our differences, constantly seek to understand, work to address biases and suspend judgment, and assume the best in others. We recognize that transformational change in schools requires the collaboration of teachers, school staff, students, families, and communities, and we are committed to partnering with them at every opportunity.

EMPATHY

We recognize that data and metrics can never tell the full story of the people with whom we work. We believe in the transformational power of genuine, lasting relationships and of getting to know our students as they truly are. We strive to nurture the love, compassion, and warmth that exist within our schools. We embed ourselves in the communities we work in and seek to experience life together with our stakeholders.

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